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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,066
Posted By Dave 20T
My post simply compares two habits, buying and...

My post simply compares two habits, buying and keeping a 320i for about ten years compared to someone's habit of a new Honda every 4-5 years.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-03-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Dave 20T
If a car is too modified, it attracts police...

If a car is too modified, it attracts police attention. It also doesn't attract girls, who may think you are more interested in a hobby than them.

Keep the car clean and dent-free. Maybe red...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-03-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By Dave 20T
Near Seattle, there is a DeLorean only repair...

Near Seattle, there is a DeLorean only repair shop. It is fancy looking but not too large. I have seen DeLoreans on rare occasions driving, usually on weekends.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,864
Posted By Dave 20T
I do not like selling a car myself unless the car...

I do not like selling a car myself unless the car is worth $5,000 or less. A cheaper car can be sold in Craigslist. Furthermore, used car dealers are not too interested in such low priced cars...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Dave 20T
Drive gingerly the first 100 miles to break in...

Drive gingerly the first 100 miles to break in the brakes, tires, and clutch. Do not full throttle during this time. After that, up to 1200 miles, vary the speed and keep the rpms low. I did this for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,681
Posted By Dave 20T
When I was buying a new car, I wrote down 20...

When I was buying a new car, I wrote down 20 different car companies and the model that was possible from that company. On the list was the Honda Accord and Jaguar XF. How different! A few car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,066
Posted By Dave 20T
The topic was part of a conversation. One person...

The topic was part of a conversation. One person bought a new Honda every 5 years. I keep my cars 10-12 years. Which is cheaper was the initial topic of discussion, followed by which is better. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,066
Posted By Dave 20T
I typically plan to keep a car 10-12 years. If...

I typically plan to keep a car 10-12 years. If so, compared with someone that keeps the car for 5 years, a 320i is no more expensive than a Honda Accord, but maybe not a Honda Civic. It may even be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,918
Posted By Dave 20T
3 unscheduled visits in 2.5 years for minor...

3 unscheduled visits in 2.5 years for minor issues, like a taillight popping out.

I do not like the steering requiring use of the sport setting to be barely acceptable. I have a manual but if I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,066
Posted By Dave 20T
Justify a F30 versus Honda. Dollars and cents

A BMW can be justified in terms of enjoyment and handling. How about versus a Honda?

Consider a 320i, manual, sports suspension, fold down seats. Say it is roughly $33,000, kept 10 years, 90,000...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-30-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Dave 20T
You're doing fine. For economy, use first for one...

You're doing fine. For economy, use first for one second (just enough for some movement, like 2 mph) or use second if rolling down an incline. For speed, about 4000 rpm is ok.
Forum: European Delivery 01-25-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,073
Posted By Dave 20T
I would like to start a list of the 25 or so best...

I would like to start a list of the 25 or so best picture threads. I nominate this to be one of them. Anyone second the nomination? Any ideas on how to organize it? Maybe a link to here and maybe a...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-25-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Dave 20T
I typically use Chevron gas and, about once a...

I typically use Chevron gas and, about once a year, I will use several consecutive tanks of Shell. Recently, there's a price difference of about 60 cents a gallon between Chevron and Safeway gas....
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-24-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Dave 20T
any problems with gas brands?

There are many threads about octane, but how about gas brands. Twenty years ago, there were problems with deposits on the valves, cleaned with walnut shell fragments and a probable reason for BMW to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dave 20T
I once got 39.6 mpg.....all highway, closely...

I once got 39.6 mpg.....all highway, closely patrolled for speeding, moderate temperature, car warmed up, light load. 40 mpg is possible.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,200
Posted By Dave 20T
A clutch needing changing that soon is most...

A clutch needing changing that soon is most likely bad driving skills. Serpentine belts have a long life so changing is probably not affected.

The main change for most is wiper blades and possibly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,200
Posted By Dave 20T
Everything is relative. In some countries, BMW...

Everything is relative. In some countries, BMW are sold without certain features. In others, some models only come as automatics. In at least one country, the dealer will not service your BMW if you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,200
Posted By Dave 20T
The old way was good, two brake fluid changes. ...

The old way was good, two brake fluid changes.

Warranty is far more important than free maintenance but getting free oil changes, brake fluid, and wiper blades is nice.
Forum: European Delivery 01-03-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Dave 20T
I got a 320i in 2013. They came with floor mats...

I got a 320i in 2013. They came with floor mats but they are very thin. In fact, the carpet pile started to flatten from just a few days of use.

I brought paper mats like those used by car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dave 20T
When I go in to free scheduled maintenance, I...

When I go in to free scheduled maintenance, I have to sign an invoice with a price on it. I presume that gets sent to BMW North America. I am going to start paying attention and writing down the...
Forum: European Delivery 01-02-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By Dave 20T
One possibility....return your European Delivery...

One possibility....return your European Delivery car in Nice or Paris then go to Barcelona. Maybe rent a car if you want to drive around Spain. That way your car may arrive sooner after you return to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-01-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,437
Posted By Dave 20T
I tend to think it is possible to have...

I tend to think it is possible to have insufficient anti-deposit additive levels.

I am not fully convinced about Top Tier, however. One of the Top Tier requirements is that ethanol be used. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By Dave 20T
There is probably a disconnect between those who...

There is probably a disconnect between those who want tires and those who have them. I have stock run flats that I am itching to get rid of. Not being wasteful, I want to use at least half of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Dave 20T
US states gladly provide contact info to Canada...

US states gladly provide contact info to Canada when Americans drive on Canadian toll bridges but Canadian provinces refuse to do the same. They do release info in the case of murder, however.
Forum: Off-Topic 12-26-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By Dave 20T
I would like to have two similar cars, one with...

I would like to have two similar cars, one with summer tires, another with winter tires. Perhaps, all season tires would be put on the summer tire car in the winter. This would allow maximum...
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